RFID/Printed Electronics

Are Interactive Screens on Their Way to Packages?
April 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

Will there be a time when traditional labels are out and interactive screens are in? Scientists at the University of Sheffield and tech company Novalia have collaborated on technology that could make packaging much more interactive in the near future.

Connecting to Packaging with NFC
August 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Companies are adding RFID and NFC tags to packaging to offer an interactive experience and connect with consumers on a deeper level.

New Sunshine Combats Diversion With RFID Solution
November 9, 2012

Diversion has had a detrimental effect on many businesses across the United States, but has been an industry-wide problem for professional tanning and beauty salons for years. New Sunshine, of Indianapolis, has been fighting product diversion for more than 10 years and has combatted this problem by finding a way to “diversion proof” its premier collection of Designer Skin professional indoor tanning products.

Poised for Growth
June 1, 2010

Some companies are old; some are new; and some, such as Omaha, Neb.-based YORK Label, are both old and new. The "new" YORK Label was formed in early 2006 when management and a private-equity sponsor acquired York Tape & Label of York, Pa. and Industrial Label Corporation (ILC) of Omaha, Neb., says Mike Polcyn, chief financial officer.

February 1, 2010

Advances in technologies for packaging printing, including RFID, Printed Electronics award winners and brand protection.

E-Packaging Innovations
November 1, 2009

Electronic packaging, or e-packaging, is a term turning up more and more frequently in the package-printing and converting industries. Although still in its early days, e-packaging represents a trend that promises to deliver a host of innovations in the months and years ahead. So what's it all about, and how will the trend affect companies engaged in developing and deploying packaging and packaging systems?

Thirty-Fifth Anniversary of the Bar Code
June 12, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla.—The 35th anniversary of the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.) bar code was celebrated recently by GS1 US, the developer and administrator of the U.P.C. for more than 200,000 businesses in the United States. The organization marked the event with a giant U.P.C.-adorned birthday cake for more than 800 attendees at its annual U Connect Conference in Orlando.